Student poster awards

The CSP is inviting abstract submissions for the student poster awards based upon work undertaken by physiotherapy students due to complete their studies in 2017.

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Only one submission per qualifying programme, selected by the course leader, will be accepted from each Higher Education Institution.

The aim of Physiotherapy UK is to showcase the latest best practice, research, educational and professional developments in physiotherapy.

The four themes on this year’s programme are:

  • Evidence matters
    Analyse evidence that matters as we investigate world-leading research in physiotherapy practice. We will be championing evidence-based practice, and exploring ways in which we can all get involved in research.
  • LEAD: Leadership Exploration, Advocacy & Development 
    Do you think you can LEAD? This theme will help you understand what leadership looks like in practice, and how together we can strengthen our leadership capacity across health services. Examples of different types of leadership and clinical excellence across all sectors will be highlighted.  
  • Our Digital Movement
    Connect with the digital Physiotherapy movement, as we explore the evolution of technology in health and healthcare services. This theme embraces the digital revolution taking place now, and identifies innovative approaches for the future.
  • Your service, your improvement
    Get service improvement into motion! Service improvement is everybody’s business, regardless of grade, experience, and sector. We will explore different approaches to service improvement, with examples to inspire you to try out in your workplace.

Abstracts which relate to these four programme themes are invited. The author (or lead author, in the case of group submissions) will receive £300. The second placed author or lead author will receive £200.

Enter an abstract for the student poster awards

Abstracts are welcome from all 2017 graduates, based on their final year research studies, if related to these topics.  Entries not submitted on behalf of the HEI by the course leader will NOT be eligible for the student poster awards.

Submit two versions of your abstract (one blind, one identified) by emailing a Word document to using the downloadable form.

Full submission guidelines

Please note that if your entry is successful, the selected posters will be on display throughout the event and lead authors will be required to be present to answer questions about their posters at set times during the event.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 31st July 2017.

Terms and conditions for the student poster awards

  1. Only one abstract per HEI per qualifying programme should be submitted.
  2. This competition is limited to undergraduates studying on qualifying programmes.
  3. Maximum abstract word count 500 words.
  4. The winning and second placed authors (lead authors for group submissions) will be required to produce a poster and to attend Physiotherapy UK as a fee-paying delegate in order to be available to answer questions from delegates at set times during the event.
  5. Prizes will be awarded to the lead authors only.
  6. Authors of highly commended abstracts will be included in the conference programme and website.

The student poster awards are sponsored by Graybrook.